Saturday, 5 April 2014

Estée Lauder and MAC Warehouse Sale Spring 2014

Fabulous Finds at Super Savings!

There is nothing like the Estée Lauder - MAC Warehouse Sale. If you are lucky enough to get tickets, it is your best opportunity to stock up on high end cosmetics, fragrance and skin care at fabulously low prices.  

As you can see from the photo below, there was no shortage of fantastic gift sets of "Beautiful" and other fragrances. 

Stacks of "Beautiful" gift sets.
This is a no-frills warehouse sale, so the testers are roughly taped down to picnic style tables. You write down the code number of the item you wish to purchase and hand it to an employee who gets the product from another section.  

MAC Pro Glitter

Don't just pick up the first gorgeous item you see. I almost picked up this stunning MAC palette below....

MAC Palette....I almost bought this, until I saw....
BUT... then I saw an even better palette from Bobbi Brown. It is the "Twilight Pink Lip and Eye Palette" It must be fabulous, because the 2 ladies I was shopping with ALSO bought this take-anywhere palette - which was only $35 - about half he price it was when I saw it months ago in a high end department store. The shadows and lip colours are neutral, with a subtle shimmer.  

Bobbi Brown Twilight Pink Lip and Eye Palette 

Highlights of my haul:

Most of my Estée Lauder Warehouse Haul
My friend Tiffany is my lucky charm when it comes to shopping. She can spot a needle in a haystack. Or in this case, a rare and coveted bottle of Bobbi Brown "Beach" perfume in a warehouse full of Clinique "Happy". Thank you Tiffany. 

Bobbi Brown "Beach" Eau de Parfum evokes memories of your best beach day ever, in the Hamptons, of course. It smells like a more luxurious version of Coppertone suntan lotion mixed with jasmine. It sells for about $82 Canadian at Sephora. I picked up a bottle of the 50ml Eau de Parfum for $30! Wow! Tiffany managed to find me a second bottle AND a few mini bottles of the matching body lotion, which were only $6.00 each. I already smell like summer!

Do you enjoy the smell of Coppertone? You'll love BB "Beach"

The mini travel sets are great if you want smaller sizes to take with you in your handbag. One of my favourites was the Clinique "Lashes to the Extreme" set. It contains a High Impact Mascara in Extreme Black, a Cream Shaper for Eyes in Black Diamond, and a 30ml bottle of Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips. All for only $12! I picked up 3 of them! You can't go wrong with black mascara, liner and mini remover. This is a perfect gift for someone who may not wear much makeup, but focuses on liner and lashes! 

If you missed the Spring Sale, fear not: there will be another Warehouse Sale sometime in Fall 2014! Right now....I need to spritz on a little something to remind me that a day at the "Beach" is just around the corner.

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  1. Great post,dear!Really like pictures:)
    Keep in touch xoxo
    Antonella <3

  2. Solid purchases! It's great you had the chance to go to the sale. =]
    Carolyn | BLOG

  3. Please let me know how I can get invitation to the next sale. I know there was one last week & heard more upcoming. Thanks & will purchase

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